Mystic. With friends.

This post is long overdue, but I still wanted to take a minute and tell you a story of emails, and miles, and new acquaintances who turn into friends. Many months ago, I got an email from a ‘friend of a friend’ who lives in Minnesota, asking questions about photography, and sharing a little about herself and her family. I had never met her, but we began corresponding, ‘talking shop’ about all things photography. Every few weeks I’d get an email from Jill, with photography questions and ideas, and I always enjoyed hearing from her. Around Christmastime, I received a beautiful cookbook in the mail as a thank you from her, and have been enjoying it ever since.

So, back to the present. One day a few weeks ago, I got an email telling Paul and I that Jill’s husband Jeff had a business trip planned on the East Coast, and Jill was traveling with him– could she come to our neck of the woods to follow me for a couple days as I shot photography sessions? The answer? Absolutely. And that’s just what we did– plus a lot of ‘getting to know you’ conversations, full days of enjoying the area, late conversations around our kitchen table, creating lots of memories with our kids, who enjoyed every moment with our new friends. It was a full weekend, and worth every minute.

Paul and I met Jeff and Jill for the first time on Saturday morning, and we headed right to Mystic, CT to photograph this session, and enjoy Mystic Seaport with some of our local friends. Jeff and Jill fit right in, and we had a great day:

On the following Monday, Jill and I got to photograph this crew, and Jill snapped a few photos of me looking like a nitwit planning a sneak attack on the mother of these children: :)

Jill, it was such a privilege getting to know you and Jeff– Paul and I have fond memories of our weekend spent with you. Our kids still talk about all the good times they had, and they think that a trip to MN someday isn’t such a bad idea…  Thanks for putting up with our crew, and come back soon!

July 23, 2010 - 6:59 am

Jill - Betsy, I consider it a great joy to have you as a friend. Thank you for the neat post. I cannot wait to have you all come to Minnesota!

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